I do have a HDD in my PS2....I suppose I should look into a way of booting off of it.
EDIT: Found HDLoader...oh boy new experiments upcoming!
Edit 2: Now I remember why I stopped experimenting with HDD stuff. I burned HDLoader, had to burn it to a DVD. My Swap Magic will not boot the DVD. Neither the DVD or the CD. I'm not sure if I need a newer version of Swap Magic (Mine is 2.0....old old old) or if I need a different version of HDLoader.